Bandits abducting nursing mum, baby kill vigilante in Kano


Suspected bandits have abducted a nursing mother whose name is withheld after killing a member of a vigilante group at Falgore Forest, Tudunwada Local government Area of Kano State, a situation that has sent fear into residents.

The incident took place when some bandits stormed the area, killing a member of vigilante group who attempted to prevent the kidnappers from abducting the woman and her baby.

He said the gunmen had stormed the residence of one Yusuf Falgore where they abducted the woman and her baby.

He said the slain vigilante has been buried according to Islamic rites.

Rogo is a border town between Kano and Katsina state.

The police spokesperson in Kano, Abdullahi Kiyawa, confirmed the incident.

“The police have received a security report that around 1:30 am in Falgore town some criminals abducted a forty-year-old nursing mother,” Abdullahi said. He did not mention the baby in his release.

Abdullahi said the police mobilised a team of police officers and local vigilante to pursue the gunmen.

He said in the course of trailing the kidnappers, “they (bandits) shot one of the security vigilantes. Upon reaching the hospital, a doctor on duty pronounced him dead.”

The police spokesperson said the commissioner of police has “mobilised the team of operation puff adder to rescue the abducted woman and arrest the kidnappers.”


  1. Please today journalist should endeavour to verify facts before going to press as in Kano State there two(2) ‘FALGORE’ towns. One in ROGO L. G. and the other in DOGUWA L. G. There is no FALGORE town in TUDUNWADA L. G.
    I stand to be corrected.


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